PlatformCon 2023 is just around the corner, and the hype is building. The biggest, brightest platform engineering conference of the year was born to celebrate the 15k+ platform engineering community and is set to be an incredible two days, packed with captivating talks from renowned industry speakers. Building on the success of last year, the free virtual event will welcome thousands of platform engineers and practitioners worldwide on June 8th and 9th, and dive deep into the latest trends, best practices, and innovative solutions in platform engineering.
What to expect
PlatformCon 2023 aims to take platform engineering skills to new heights. Attendees will get the chance to connect with industry experts and join a vibrant community of platform engineers committed to pushing boundaries. Participants can look forward to joining live virtual kickoff events for their region and watching all talks at their own pace. In addition, the Platform Engineering Slack channel will provide exclusive access to speaker Q&A sessions, where attendees can engage directly with experts during the conference. The full schedule is available here.
The virtual event offers the opportunity to:
- Engage with top industry speakers, including OpenCredo CEO/CTO Nicki Watt, Defense Unicorn Value Stream Architect Bryan Finster, and OpenSauced Founder and CEO Brian Douglas
- Connect with like-minded professionals from around the world.
- Gain fresh insights and innovative ideas for platform engineering projects
- Explore a variety of tracks and hear top experts in the field share their knowledge and experiences
Two days, five tracks, hundreds of captivating talks
The two days will feature five key tracks covering a wide range of topics relevant to building and scaling platforms, including:
Practitioners will share their experience building platforms for real-life enterprise use cases. These talks showcase the platform journey, from initial steps to building and rolling platforms out across the engineering organization. For example, Adobe’s Rohan Kapoor will be we will sharing their journey towards building an Adobe IDP for over 5000 developers as well as current challenges, how they measured productivity, and key learnings from one of their recently launched CI/CD products.
This track features talks that will explore the technical backbone of developer platforms. Speakers such as Susa Tünker from Humanitec will share how to eliminate config drift between environments, while other sessions will discuss how platform teams solve specific problems with specific tools from Kubernetes to IaC, service catalogs to GitOps.
Talks in this track will discuss tried and true platform blueprints. Speakers will showcase key design considerations and how to effectively combine developer platform tools, such as McKinseys Mike Gatto and Stephan Schneider, who will share how to simplify developer platform design with reference architectures.
This track will be focused on how developer platforms are built by engineers for other engineers. Talks will discuss the cultural aspects of platform engineering, from product management to how it relates to DevOps and SRE. Nicki Watt from OpenCredo is one speaker who will explore the stumbling blocks preventing teams from creating a great Platform-as-a-Product, and what can be done to counteract this.
In this track, speakers will explore the impact and business value of platform engineering initiatives. Key analysts such as Gartner’s Manjunath Bhat will equip attendees with value stories to clearly demonstrate how platform engineering can help accelerate business outcomes, while practitioners will discuss how they secured executive buy-in.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn, network, and take your platform engineering skills to the next level. Register today to secure your place and get updates on new speakers, how to get involved, and details for both in-person and virtual meetups.